Veteran returns home, launches new career
Joyce made the courageous choice in 2001 to join the US Army Reserves while continuing to pursue a college education. He served in the FSC 844 Engineer Battalion in Knoxville where he was attending classes at the University of Tennessee. Prior to being called to active duty in 2004, Joyce completed 85 college credit hours.
For 12 months from December 2004 to December 2005 Joyce served in Kuwait and Iraq as Section Chief of Fuel and Water for Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Jonathan is truly an exceptional person” said Wanda Adams, Tennessee Career Center at Humboldt Case Manager. “He is hard working and dedicated. I knew when he completed his service overseas he would return to the states ready to achieve his educational and career goals.”
When Joyce returned he jumped right back on track where he left off. He arrived home in December 2005 and remained in the US Army Reserves now as a Staff SGT (E6). Joyce was awarded a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Needs-Based Scholarship through the Tennessee Career Center at Humboldt to complete his education.
Joyce enrolled in the LAUNCH program at Union University in April 2006. As expected, he progressed remarkably well maintaining a 4.0 grade point average earning him membership in the national honor society, Alpha Sigma Lambda. Joyce graduated in December 2007 earning a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.
Joyce has accepted full-time employment with Allied Home Mortgage in Trenton as a loan officer. “I wish him the very best in his new career field. He is hard working and well mannered-success will follow him” concluded Adams.
Jonathan is the son of Billy and Barbara Joyce of the Brazil community.
Jobseekers can qualify for federally funded training programs, including the LAUNCH program at Union University. For more information contact Wanda Adams at the Tennessee Career Center at Humboldt email@example.com or 784-3552.